The Bee Sweet Nature Difference

We hand collect and grow all our Ontario Native plants, strictly from seeds we collect. Whether you are looking for Ontario Native Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, or Wild Flowers, our passion is to increase the biodiversity of the southern Ontario landscape by offering local, native stock. We are also beekeepers and sell both liquid and creamed fresh Ontario Honey. Furthermore, we sell a variety of homemade soap, lip balm, and related personal care products.

We hand-collect and grow Ontario native seeds, from nature.

We don't stake our trees allowing for natural growth.

We are backed by research and science.

We treat every tree to reduce transplant shock and permanently improve both water and nutrient uptake.

Customer Comments

Thank you for the delicious honey. It goes in my weekly baking of Blueberry bran muffins and you end up using a little less than white sugar because honey is sweeter than plain sugar. I also goes in the whole wheat bran bread my husband had been baking from scratch for over 25 years. You took great care of the shrubs overwinter. The meadowsweet is lush and the shrubs I purchased will have a good home here. Thanks again. See you when the button bush shrubs are out and ready to pick up.

Susan MacMillan #

We are always looking at ways we can diversify the Ontario landscape and enable assisted tree migration. For the past 2 years, we have intensified our efforts to find more southerly seed sources. These southerly sites will allow for tree and plant migration to the north. The more sites, and…

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This is usually the time of year where customers phone in a panic wondering if it is too late to plant. Much to their surprise, I respond to them by saying they are too early – wait till September. Why? It is more logical to plant in the Fall. By…

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A very complex subject. 25% of our bird species are declining, and rapidly. Other species, such as waterfowl and raptors are increasing. Many, many factors from banning DDT to international agreements on bird breeding grounds have influenced bird populations. At home, we have to realize one startling fact. Birds are…

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Being a nursery, many people ask what trees should they plant. One of my top suggestions is the northern catalpa tree. When they are in bloom they are undeniable. A giant orchid! Needless to say, that when they are blooming they are pollinator magnets. Be sure to plant northern not…

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There is still much work to be done to help our dwindling monarch butterfly populations. Just in the US, 150 million acers have been lost to Roundup ready crops. We are probably looking at the same acerage here in Canada. It is obvious that huge amounts of milkweed need to…

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We launched our ancient tree program several years ago. This program realizes the need to save the genetics of these old trees. The longevity gene, in itself, is a mystery. Why are some individuals long lived and healthy and others not? A mystery. Whatever the explanations, we need to bring…

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This time of year we yearn to be gardening and feel the soil around our hands and the sun on our faces. But remember that the leaf litter carries this years pollinators and butterflies. By removing leaf litter, and disposing of it, you are disposing of this years pollinators. Be…

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This was the perfect fit for us. We are a pesticide free honey producer and support the bees and pollinators by growing needed plants through our organic nursery. It is an integrated business where the nursery provides the much needed native, organic plants for the needs of the bees and…

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We’ve adjusted the nursery opening season date. It seems that spring is being a wee bit tardy! We will be performing our winter damage assessment on all our nursery stock the 2nd week of April and then we will fling open the doors by April 15th. Be sure to contact…

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FARMING FOR POLLINATORS # 3 We are continuing our farming for pollinators series. We have just posted the next article named feeding the pollinators. The hardest thing in any recovery or introduction program is that of integration. The articles are designed to fold into one another and integrating information from…

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